Is it Okay to Eat Fish While I’m Pregnant?

Category: Pregnancy

Confused about whether you’re allowed to eat fish during pregnancy? You’re not alone.

Nutrition becomes even more important when you’re pregnant because everything you eat impacts the baby’s development. The dilemma with seafood is that, even though it contains nutrients essential for developing the fetal brain, it also contains mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, which can be harmful to the fetus when eaten in excess. Read the rest of this entry »


What You Should Know When it’s Time for Your First Gynecology Visit

Category: Gynecology

If you’re scheduling your first gynecology visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone.

Many women have questions when it comes to seeing a gynecologist and when they should schedule an appointment. Read the rest of this entry »


Could Your Pelvic Pain be Endometriosis?

Category: Gynecology

endometriosis awarenessMarch is Endometriosis Awareness month – a good time to learn more about a disease that affects nearly 176 million women worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »


What you should know about the Zika Virus

Category: Pregnancy

Mosquito bite isolated on whiteWhile only about 20% of people with the Zika virus experience symptoms, the greater concern about contracting the virus has been the potential link to birth defects. Read the rest of this entry »


Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month?

Category: Gynecology

cervical cancer ribbonCervical Cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet over 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with it each year.

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Should I Get a Hysterectomy for Chronic Pelvic Pain?

Category: Gynecology

Female Hip / Sacrum / Pubis / Ischium / Ilium - Anatomy BonesIf you have pelvic pain that occurs for more than two weeks a month and has been there for more than six months, you might be suffering from Chronic Pelvic Pain, or CPP. Read the rest of this entry »


Midwifery Myths

Category: Pregnancy

Women’s Health Associates, P.C. Busts Midwifery Myths

In the United States, medical doctors deliver 85 percent of babies in a traditional hospital setting. However, throughout the world, 80 percent of babies are delivered with the assistance of midwives. Though the midwifery profession has become more popular, the misconceptions about midwives persist. Here are the biggest misconceptions about midwives:

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Vaginal Yeast Infections – What You Should Know

Category: Gynecology

Portrait of happy medical doctor woman with clipboardAccording to the Mayo Clinic, three out of four women will experience a yeast infection at one point in their lives.

Even though they’re common, vaginal yeast infections are one of the most misunderstood health problems in women. To avoid the misconceptions associated with vaginal yeast infections, here’s everything you should know. Read the rest of this entry »


Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

Category: Gynecology

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon BackgroundAccording to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime.

While some factors that increase your chance of getting breast cancer are out of your control, such as age and family history, there are some things you can do to decrease your chance of developing invasive breast cancer: Read the rest of this entry »


Is a Yearly Pelvic Exam or Pap Smear Still Necessary?

pelvic exam danbury ctWomen no longer need to dread their annual pelvic exam! According to the American College of Physicians, a pelvic exam and a pap smear aren’t necessary to have every year. So what changed and is this the safest decision for women?

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